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Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These lovely pixel animal prints by Victoria B.C.-based artist Laura Bifano seem to be selling almost as quickly as she adds them to her shop. She’s releasing a painting a day for 10 days and you can keep up with them on her Tumblr. Who doesn’t want a pixelated Honey Badger? (via drawn)

 

 



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Before I die I want to

July 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A few months ago I wrote about Candy Chang‘s Before I Die project in New Orleans that engaged passersby to complete the prompt “Before I die I want to…” on the side of abandoned buildings using provided chalk. As an extension of the project she’s created a limited edition set of painted chalkboards with a similar prompt. Via her web site:

Each Before I Die painting is 48″x12″ on birchwood ply and individually handmade with care. The wood is sanded, primed, and coated with a layer of black chalkboard paint, and the back is stained with a natural finish and handstamped and signed by yours truly. Also includes three brass plated D-Ring hangers attached to the back, a 4″ hardwood chalk holder, and a colorful stick of chalk.

The boards are $150 each. Check ’em out at the Civic Center. (via plenty of color)

 

 



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The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding

July 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Based on some of the comments I saw on Twitter and Facebook it seems a few were a bit upset by this morning’s post about Dtagno’s train graffiti device. To swing the vandalism/art pendulum back in the other direction check out D*Face’s Ridiculous Pool Paint Attack where a couple of skateboarders use remote controlled spraypaint cans mounted to the base of their decks to create an enormous spirograph in an empty swimming pool. (via neatorama)

 

 



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Kuin Heuff’s Eviscerated Acrylic Portraits

June 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Dutch artist Kuin Heuff creates these astonishingly delicate portraits by first painting a canvas and then delicately cutting away intricate patterns, revealing a harsh, almost menacing quality to the faces of her subjects. See more of her work in her portfolio and over at Saatchi. (via core77)

 

 



Art

The Animal Kingdom

June 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Animal Kingdom as reported by the British Ecological Society, or at least by UK street artist Mobstr. As seen on Rivington St., London. (via unurth)

 

 



Illustration

Jen Mann

June 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Simply exquisite paintings by Canadian artist Jen Mann as part of her Fera series. I’m especially struck by the convergence of forms, animal and human. Via her web site:

She attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home.

Some of her pieces are available as prints and such over at Society 6. (via cubism dream)

 

 



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New Plywood Mosaics by Aske

June 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Moscow-based graffiti artist Aske created this colorfully striking series of plywood artworks for the Faces & Laces Street Culture Show earlier this month. See much more via his site and learn more about the process over at Creative Review.